The Democrat Mayor of San Antonio has come under heavy fire for suggesting that one of the main reasons people suffer from poverty is because they have a broken relationship with God. Many on both sides of the religious divide are calling her comments reprehensible.
In answer to a question at a mayoral candidates’ forum, Democrat and Baptist, Ivy Taylor, suggested that generational poverty was linked to “broken people” with no relationship with their creator.
She also mentioned teen pregnancy and lack of education as factors involved in poverty.
As reported in the Daily Caller:
“Since you’re with the Christian Coalition, I’ll go ahead and put it out there that to me, it’s broken people,” Taylor responded in a video posted by NOWCastSA. “People not being in a relationship with their creator and therefore not being in a good relationship with their families and their communities and not being productive members of society.”
Taylor said her comments were taken out of context in a Facebook post Sunday.
“I also believe in Original Sin, and that was the context for my comment in the YouTube video clip,” Taylor’s statement read. “We’re all ‘broken,’ from the richest among us to the poorest, until we forge a relationship with our Maker. I could have expressed myself more clearly in explaining my belief at the forum.”